Join us for Bluegrass Pugfest

Bluegrass Pugfest is a celebration of the Pug and social event for humans, Pugs, and non-Pug family members held on an annual basis to benefit Pug rescue organizations around the country. Attendees can browse over 50,000 square feet of vendors, silent auctions, rescue booths, and Pug competitions (costume, races, custard eating, talent, King/Queen, and more).

For those who came to love Milwaukee Pugfest, this event will be true to the traditions, while adding new and exciting components. The event was previously held in Milwaukee (Milwaukee Pugfest) for 15 consecutive years before moving to Kentucky. Over 3,200 people and 2,000 Pugs attended the event each year. Bluegrass Pugfest, Inc. is a Kentucky non-profit corporation with Federal tax exempt status under Sec. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code.

The event will provide fun and entertainment for the attendees while protecting and advancing the interest of Pug dogs by encouraging responsible Pug ownership. The event shall also raise awareness of the plight of Pugs used solely as breeding stock without concern for their welfare and assist in efforts furthering the prevention of cruelty to animals and humane education.

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Official After-Party

Join us on Saturday, May 20th, at PG&J’s Dog Park Bar for the Official Bluegrass Pugfest After-PAWty and Rescue Raffle. 21+ Inside Bar & Park  *Front Lot: Family Friendly Event with Games and Food Trucks.

🎟️Raffle to Benefit Pug Rescue Organizations
🌭Food Trucks
🐶Pug Activities
👑2023 Pugfest King & Queen Appearance
📸Photo Backdrop

Pugfest “PUGtails”
• PUGloma
• Rum GRUMble
• PUGalicious Lemonade

Pugfest After Party